Credible fear

SALEM, Ore. | More crossing US-Mexico border come from far-flung lands

SALEM, Ore.— The young man traversed Andean mountains, plains and cities in buses, took a harrowing boat ride in which five fellow migrants drowned, walked through thick jungle for days, and finally reached the U.S.-Mexico border. Then Abdoulaye Camara, from the poor West African country of Mauritania, asked U.S. officials for asylum. Camara’s arduous journey … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | More crossing US-Mexico border come from far-flung lands

LOS FRESNOS, Texas | ‘Credible fear’ for US asylum harder to prove under Trump

LOS FRESNOS, Texas — Patricia Aragon told the U.S. asylum officer at her recent case assessment that she was fleeing her native Honduras because she had been robbed and raped by a gang member who threatened to kill her and her 9-year-old daughter if she went to the police. Until recently, the 41-year-old seamstress from … Continue reading LOS FRESNOS, Texas | ‘Credible fear’ for US asylum harder to prove under Trump